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JHE Jitterbug came into his own in 1938—and there never was a
more appropriate year. For swing music that set him and his girl to capering was a slow waltz compared to the tempo of events that kept the world out of breath. Moss hysteria gripped thousands who heard Orson Welles broadcast an "invasion" from Mars. Others hurried to "invaded" orea os sightseers, this oldster stood his ground. If Republican gains of 89 in Congress didn't make Democrats jittery they did boost G. O. f 1940 hopes and irk Senator Cannally. Thousands held their breath while John Worde's sister pleaded with him not to step to ctcrhity from the window ledge of a New York hotel. Wordc, savoring the droma in which he was star, waited 11 hours before taking the step, smashing downwards 17 floors. Jopon's invasion of China, which hos made American and British interests almost as jittery as Hie Chinese, bogged down on the road to Hankow early in the year, but rolled on through Canton and finally enabled Japan to slom the "open door" ogamst the world. Here Japanese land to attack Canton. Associated Press Photos.